Chum Kiu is the second form in the Wing Chun system and it deals with putting your postures into motion with direct & indirect movements.
Check it out!
Meditating takes determination, patience, discipline, and a whole lot of other qualities we think we want, but usually don’t put the energy into developing because it’s painful.
Siu Nim Tau is the first form of the Wing Chun system, so I slapped some inertial sensors on my body with the help of a buddy who owns the rig, and recorded the whole thing!
I’m excited to bring the 400 year old tradition into the 21st century!
Now that the Chicago Wing Chun Meetup group is gathering at a powerlifting gym, I figured it would be a good opportunity to make use of their amazing facility.
Starting small so I have room to improve! Check it out.
Are you in Chicago? Want to learn Wing Chun? You’re in luck!
Come join us Sunday afternoon at B&W Gym in Edgewater. Details in our Meetup group:
January is my birthday month, and if you’d like to help me celebrate I figured I’d make it easy on you and include links to swords I’ve been eying for quite some time.
I’ve posted a video of me running through Siu Nim Tau, the first form of the Wing Chun System, while on vacation in the Pacific Northwest.
You can find the free video linked inside the Indestructible Kung Fu Temple.
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Kung fu starts a way of fighting.
Then becomes a way of defending yourself.
Then turns into a way of improving yourself.
Then transforms into a way of being yourself.
“The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.”
Horodotus was an ancient Greek historian (c. 484 BC – c. 425 BC), and is considered to be the first person to record history with a systematic rigor and emphasis on what really happened; not just oral traditions.
When he wrote about the worst pain possible, he was talking about seeing into history and having no ability to change what has already happened.
To see all the causes & effects laid out from all angels, and have a complete understanding of how it could all be avoided. . . but nothing can be done.
This pain is behind every time travel movie in existence, right?
There’s a common expression that points to this, too:
“Hindsight is 20/20”
It means that you have perfect vision when you look back at an event, relationship, situation, or whatever it is that you wish you could have changed but it’s always after the fact.
What if you could see everything correctly, as it happens? What if you knew what to avoid. What to chase. What to say yes to. What to say no to.
Who to say no to.
What would that do for your life?
Skills to Pay the Bills
Even if you did have Perfect Sight™ of 20/20, it would be useless if you couldn’t do anything with the information.
If your skills aren’t a match to your perception, you’re no better than any other oblivious person going about their day.
You have to have the combination of both: right perception & right skills.
If you’re missing either of those, you will always be relegated to the most torturous pain imaginable.
How do you get these incredibly precious skills? Hard work.
This is kung fu.
Kung fu originally means “a high degree of skill acquired only after years of consistent, dedicated, hard work.
It’s the skill component that will separate you from the herd of arm-chair historians, Sunday afternoon quarterbacks, and other people who think regurgitating someone else’s opinion counts as creativity.
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Unlock Your Secrets
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of meditation practices in existence; how do you choose one?
If you’re just starting out it can be overwhelming to know where to start, how to judge whether or not something will be worth your time, or if the instructor knows their stuff (or if they’re full of crap).
This is why I created this beginner course.
It’s a single 30 minute introduction to one of the most powerful tools human beings have at their disposal: meditation.
Meditation has many incredible benefits, but it’s too wrapped up in religious mumbo-jumbo, useless tradition, superstition, etc.
I’ll help you cut through the noise and understand exactly what to look for in whatever meditation practice you choose.
- the 4 domains,
- their proper sequence,
- the 4 levels of mind,
- 5 fundamental emotions,
- 2 dynamics of mind,
- more. . .
Before you chase the next big thing, invest in yourself. Watch the course, and learn where to start.